Home Remodeling Questions and Home Renovation FAQ
A renovation or room addition makes an old home feel fresh and new, but getting the ball rolling can be intimidating. There are many details to consider about your existing structure, plus you have to gather all the materials and sometimes even a building permit. Without a savvy project manager, complications can arise. But never fear; More for Less is here!
Below, we've answered some frequently asked questions about the renovation process. With a little help from More for Less Remodeling, you can take your home renovation project or dream home remodel from initial concept to project completion! Contact us now or request a free virtual quote to get started.
What's the difference between remodeling and renovating?
"Remodeling" refers to changing the structure, layout, or function of a space. "Renovating " on the other hand, means restoring or updating an existing space. For example, remodeling a kitchen may involve moving walls, plumbing, or electrical work/wiring, while renovating a kitchen may simply mean repainting and replacing cabinets, countertops, or appliances.
How do I plan my home remodeling or renovation project?
First, identify your goals. Make a list of "must haves" and "nice-to-haves." Do you need more space for your growing family? Want to add a functional kitchen island or update old appliances and fixtures? Once you understand the scope of work, you can set a timeline and a budget. This order and structure will ensure faster project completion.
The next step is to hire a professional design team or contractor to turn your vision into reality. They can help you with each step of the design process including ideation, material selection, permits, construction, and finishing touches.
How do I choose a reliable and reputable contractor?
Choosing a contractor for your renovation or remodeling project is one of the most important decisions you'll make. You want someone who is experienced, licensed, insured, and trustworthy. Here are a few tips to help you find the right contractor:
- Ask for referrals from friends, family, neighbors, or online reviews.
- Check out client testimonials.
- Get written estimates and compare them carefully. (Request a quote from us here!)
- Closely review the contract terms, warranties, etc.
At More for Less Remodeling, we handle home improvements of all kinds—and we always prioritize customer satisfaction. Give us a call at (314) 458-5592 to discuss your next project!
How long will my project take?
The duration of a project depends on several factors, such as the size and scope of the work, availability of materials and labor, local weather conditions, and more. Include wiggle room in your timeline to handle delays and unforeseen issues at the job site. A typical home remodeling or renovation project can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Your contractor should provide you with a realistic schedule and keep you updated on the progress.
How much will home renovations cost?
The cost of your project will depend on several factors, such as the design, materials, labor, permits, and more. A typical home remodeling or renovation project can range from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The right company can help you streamline and save money without compromising on quality or functionality! Your contractor should provide you with a detailed estimate and invoice that breaks down the costs and explains any changes.
How can I prepare my home for remodeling?
A remodel or renovation is bound to disrupt your household's schedule. Before your project starts, here's how to prepare:
- Clear out any furniture, appliances, or personal items from the work area
- Use tarps to cover floors, walls, windows, etc. and protect them from dust and debris
- Set up a temporary living space if you need to move out during the project
- Inform neighbors about your project and apologize for any noise or disturbance
- Secure any valuables or pets that may be at risk during the process
How can I ensure successful outcomes for renovation projects?
The key to a successful outcome for your project is to have clear expectations and communication with your contractor and designer. Here are some things you can do:
- Review design plans and specs before they're finalized
- Monitor the work quality and construction progress regularly
- Provide feedback and address any issues or concerns promptly
Choose More for Less Remodeling for Your Next Home Remodeling Project!
More for Less Remodeling is a local family-owned and operated remodeling company serving St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas. We handle home remodeling projects of all kinds. Whether you want to add an in-law suite, update the look of your kitchen, or turn your old basement into an amazing hangout space, we'd love to chat! Contact us for the construction and design expertise that only More for Less Remodeling can deliver.
- Free virtual quotes
- Custom design services and skilled craftsmanship
- High-quality materials and products
- Affordable and competitive pricing
- Licensed and insured contractors
- Friendly and professional service
If you're ready to transform your home into your dream space, you can lower costs and save time by partnering with the professionals at More for Less Remodeling. Check out our project gallery or contact us today to get started!